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Sturgill Simpson is a country singer who lives near Nashville, but any further resemblance to his colleagues ends there. Simpson's current CD, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, is a mind-ripping set of aggressively psychedelicized manifestos, served up with a high-voltage electro-tinge. “I wanted to make a psychedelic album and I wanted some of it to sound like, say, Skrillex, only using a lot of old analog equipment, which we did.” Simpson says. “We geeked out like music nerds and had a great time. We wouldn't be able to do this if we were on a label — that's why I do it all myself.” A singular intellectual renegade — and a hell of a good singer — Simpson's bold, idiosyncratic stance ranks him as a critically important country music voice.

Thu., Sept. 11, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/11/14)